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Gemini Wing (Commodore 64)

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Humans and aliens are living in harmony in the future, until a tabloid journalist stirs up hatred towards aliens. They respond by invading the planet, and it's down to the protagonist to clear up a situation scarily similar to reality in this arcade conversion.

Gemini Wing is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up, which is distinguished by its unusual power-up system. Instead of gaining occasional tokens which lead to lasting weaponry improvements, occasional flurries of tokens are released to ensure a quick burst of improved fire. The organic backgrounds are detailed, and have many sections which fire at the player character.

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Gemini Wing Commodore 64 The first boss
Gemini Wing Commodore 64 The second level, a volcanic island
Gemini Wing Commodore 64 In this level, you are attacked by many different enemy formations
Gemini Wing Commodore 64 The second boss

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The Press Says

Commodore User Sep, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Zzap! Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62
64'er Nov, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1989 31 out of 100 31
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 250 out of 1000 25

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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Gemini Wing appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Martin Smith (63168) added Gemini Wing (Commodore 64) on Jul 09, 2005
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